What is a business resolution?

A resolution in the context of business refers to a formal decision or agreement made by a company, organization, or board of directors. It is a statement of intent or determination to take a particular course of action to achieve a specific objective or goal. Resolutions can address many issues and be used to change company policies, allocate funds, approve projects, and more.

Resolutions are important in business because they provide a clear, official record of decisions that have been made and actions that are intended to be taken. This helps ensure accountability and provides a reference point for future discussions and decision-making. By documenting decisions in a resolution, businesses can also help ensure that they operate within the bounds of their governing laws and regulations. Additionally, resolutions can provide a basis for setting and communicating expectations to stakeholders, such as employees, customers, and shareholders.

To be effective, a resolution must typically be proposed appropriately, seconded, and passed by a majority vote of the members present at a properly constituted meeting. The exact process for passing a resolution can vary depending on the governing rules and regulations of the particular business or organization.

Published: Feb 13, 2023

Updated: May 26, 2023

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